Trio of Sunshine Ladies shine as Adelaide Thunderbirds edge previous Queensland Firebirds


In an exhilarating begin to their Australia Tremendous Netball title protection, the Adelaide Thunderbirds clinched a slim 63-62 victory over the Queensland Firebirds, buoyed by the stellar efficiency of their Sunshine Ladies trio: Romelda Aiken-George, Shamera Sterling-Humphey, and Latanya Wilson.

Romelda Aiken-George showcased her scoring prowess, netting a powerful 48 objectives from 57 makes an attempt. In the meantime, Shamera Sterling-Humphey and Latanya Wilson demonstrated their defensive prowess with a mixed whole of 17 deflections and 9 intercepts, taking part in essential roles in securing the Thunderbirds’ victory.

The match remained tightly contested all through, with the Thunderbirds holding a slim one-goal lead heading into the ultimate quarter. In a dramatic end, Sterling-Humphey, Wilson, and their teammates confirmed resilience and willpower to seal the win.

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The significance of stepping up when the staff wants it

Reflecting on her efficiency, Sterling-Humphey emphasised the significance of stepping up when the staff wanted it most, highlighting the dear expertise introduced by herself, Wilson, and Matilda Garrett within the Thunderbirds’ protection.

“I’ve bought to show up when my staff wants me, and that’s what I did,” Sterling-Humphrey stated afterwards.

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“Myself, Latanya and Matilda (Garrett) deliver expertise in our defence and we’ve got an superior midcourt.”

An ideal 64-from-64 capturing efficiency

Elsewhere within the league, Jhaniele Fowler led the West Coast Fever to an 84-65 victory over Giants Netball, dominating the sport with an ideal 64-from-64 capturing efficiency. Shanice Beckford and Kadie Ann Dehaney additionally made vital contributions for the Fever.

Regardless of a powerful effort from Samantha Wallace-Joseph, the New South Wales Swifts suffered a 79-63 defeat to Sunshine Coast Lightning, whereas the Melbourne Vixens secured a 68-61 win over the Mavericks within the Melbourne derby.

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The Australia Tremendous Netball season is off to an thrilling begin, with intense competitors and standout performances from gamers just like the Sunshine Ladies trio, showcasing their expertise on the court docket.